1944 'boom Of The Eighties' By Dumke 1st Dj California Land Growth Real Estate For Sale
DUMKE, Glenn S.
This is a rare copy (currently the only jacketed 1st edition in commerce)
of the first issue of this VERY popular Huntington Press publication which has
been re-printed at least 5 times (1953, 1963, 1966, 1970 & 1991); more than
any other Huntington Library work. Dumke's exhaustive treatment explains how
the very first land / real estate speculation and expansion boom formed and set
the stage for the largest and most valuable swath of real estate on Earth.
The Boom of the Eighties is a companion volume to The Cattle on a Thousand Hills:
Southern California 1850-80 by Robert Glass Cleland. Boom takes the
story forward from the early days of Anglo settlement of the region in the
nineteenth century to the period when the immigration explosion created the
Southern California of the twentieth century. The 1880s were remarkable in
Southern California history for a land boom of unprecedented proportions.
In the decades after the
Civil War, the great ranchos of Southern California were breaking up, and vine and
citrus culture gradually replaced the Spanish-Mexican pastoral economy. The
arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1876 increased immigration, and
prospective settlers swarmed in from most of the United States and many
countries of Europe.
Millions of dollars
changed hands in realty transactions: fortunes were made and lost. The City of
Los Angeles, nucleus of the boom, increased in size by 500 percent. Many new
suburban towns were incorporated. Where once cattle had grazed on the Mexican
ranchos, the American citizen built trolley lines, founded banks, and irrigated
This item was acquired
from the Estate of James P.Tuffree and other members of the Tuffree
family of Placentia, California. Beginning about 1872 with J.K. & Carolina
Tuffree, the Tuffree’s were among the original settlers of Placentia/Anaheim
area and played a significant role in the development of Placentia, Anaheim and
other Orange County cities. The ‘Tri-City Regional Park’ is located at the
original location of the Tuffree Reservoir Col. J.K. Tuffree began to enable
irrigation for citrus crops. We acquired about 30 of their best California and
Western themed books from the Estate. The books were sold from their family
house which was built in 1919.
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